At the end of the day the only thing that matters to the client is the footage that you collect, so making sure it is all recorded properly and stored safely is key.
Make sure to swap out your media cards and backup to another device throughout the shoot. You don’t want to be using a single card all day and end up losing your UAV or corrupting the media on the last shot of the day.
Try and swap media cards every second or third flight as a safe minimum, more so if you are over or near water.
You also want to ensure the footage is usable as well, and that you don’t have corrupted files, a focus issue, vibrations, etc. Better to check throughout the shoot than find it’s no good after a full day. (more…)